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Meaning of John

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Meaning

The name John has the following meaning:

God is gracious.
This name can be given to both baby boys and girls. It is a unisex name.

Popularity

As a baby boy name, John is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 17 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name John fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 6 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 26 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name John in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics

Pronunciation

The name John is pronounced as jawn

Origins

John originates from the Hebrew language.

See other suggested Hebrew baby names.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to John and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of John: Boys - Doron, Eliezer, Elliot, Elza, Hosea, Hosie, Jeromy, Matteo, Nissan, Nissim, Oris, Yehuda, Yehudi, Girls - Eliana, Marilou, Sarai, Sariah, Zilpah, Zilpha, Both genders - Dagen, Eden, Jaiden

Variants

Popular Variants for the name John: Jahn, Jhan, Jhon, Jian, Jianni, Joao, Joen, Johan (Hebrew), Johann, Johannes, Johne, Johnee, Johnie, Johnn, Johnnie, Johnny, Johnson, Johntay, Johnte, Jona, Jones, Jonn, Jonni, Jonnie, Jonny (Nickname), Jontae, Jonte, Jontell, Jontez, Jovanney, Jovanni (Italian), Jovonni, Juwan

Nicknames

Common nicknames for the name John are: Jack, Jonny

Style

We think the name John should fall under the following style category: Biblical.

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Impression

Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name John to be: Intelligent and well groomed chap

In one word, you might describe John as a(n) "well-groomed" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name John (or its variants) are:

John Bryant 'Sam' Gannon , born on 8 February, a famous athlete. John Bryant 'Sam' Gannon 's background: A former Australian cricketer who played in 3 Tests from 1977 to 1978.

John Ono Lennon, born on 9 October, a famous musician. John Ono Lennon's background: An English rock musician, singer, songwriter, artist, and peace activist who gained worldwide fame as one of the founders and members of The Beatles.

John Fitzgerald 'Jack' Kennedy, born on 29 May, a famous politician. John Fitzgerald 'Jack' Kennedy's background: The thirty-fifth President of the United States, serving from 1961 until his assassination in 1963.
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